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mid term alh 106

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liability is
legal responsibility of competent adults for their own acts
what is awarded to a plaintiff when a defendant is found guilty of a tort?
damages
as employers, physicians have general liability for
all of the above
healthcare practitioners may be charged with negligence under
the standard of care for their profession
we are responsible for our actions, or our failure to act, under
the reasonable person standard
healthcare workers are legally obligated to safeguard a patients
privacy
a means of establishing a standard of care ina trial is called
expert testimony
the failure to act when one should is called
nonfeasance
mediation and arbitration are types of
alternative dispute resolution
the criteria by which our actions in a given situation are judged competent or incompetent are called
liability
physicians have a duty of care first toward
their patients
the increasing number of HIV/AIDS patients led to increased concern over the ethical and legal implications concerning
privacy
the performance of a lawful act in an illegal or improper manner is called
misfeasance
damages may be collected by a deceased's beneficiaries under this statute when a death is judged due to negligence
wrongful death
when a defendant is found guilty of a tort, te plaintiff is awarded consation based upon
all of these
those damages that recognize the wrong, but award only a token amount are called
nominal
those damages awarded by the court to punish the defendant are called
punitive
a jury is selected in the _____ phase of a lawsuit
trial
a plea made for the case to be reviewed by the higher court occurs in the ____phase of a lawsuit
appeal
the performance of a totally wrongful act is a
malfeasance
res ipsa loquitur is the doctrine of common
knowledge
in the ____ phase of a lawsuit, subpoenas are issued
pre-trial discovery
the failure to act when someone should is
nofeasance
a jury reaches a verdict in the ___ phase of a lawsuit
trial
damages awarded by the court so that the defendant pays for violation of rights where the dollar calue need not be proved are called
general compensatory
information held confidential within a pretected relationship such as physician-patient is called ____ communication
priviledged
attorneys make opening and closing statements in the ___ phase of a lawsuit
trial
samages awarded by the court where the dollar value and the loss must be proved are called
special compensatory
in order to prove negligence, a plaintiff must prove
both A and B
a depostion is taken in the ____ phase of a lawsuit
pretrial discovery